Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute
Mark Palatucci, a PhD student in the Robotics Institute, and Olatunji Ruwase, a PhD student in the Computer Science Department, are among 27 winners of 2010 Intel PhD Fellowships.
The Intel PhD Fellowship Program is a very competitive process where students must first be pre-selected by their universities to be able to apply for the fellowship. Each selected student submits a thorough application which is reviewed by Intel Fellows and senior technologists who choose the winners. This is a very prestigious award, and winning students are all leaders in their field and come very highly recommended by their university and/or industry partners.
The Intel PhD Fellowship program focuses on research in Intel’s technical areas: Hardware Systems Technology and Design, Software Technology and Design, and Semiconductor Technology and Manufacturing. Palatucci submitted “Learning Methods for Thought Recognition” for his thesis. Ruwase’s thesis is “Dynamic binary analysis for guarding OS kernels from errors in unmodified device driver binaries.”
In addition to receiving support for one year of study, all of the winning students were invited to Intel in Oregon for the PhD Fellowship forum, where they met and heard lectures from top technical leaders across the company including Ian Young, Kelin Kuhn, Genevieve Bell, Krishnamurthy Soumyanath and many others. They also attended a networking dinner with many of the speakers as well as other Intel Fellows and Senior Principal Engineers.